Reports & Rankings

25 Best Companies for Perks and Benefits

By | Dec 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Work-life balance has become one of the most popular trends for today’s employees. Between the remote work boom and the amount of ping pong tables in offices around the country, letting employees get work done in their own way has proven to be a…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips to Remember When Managing Email Over the Holidays

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Email: the bane of a modern worker’s daily productivity. Open and respond to a dozen emails at the start of your day, and you’ll still have another one or two dozen in your inbox by the end of it. And over the holidays, when…

Tips & How To’s

5 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Retain Your Online Customers

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Conversations today have gone digital. Millennials are so used to this shift that a minute without the internet is an immediate crisis. With the advent of the internet, we can easily conduct business transactions with the click of a button, and the interest in…

Productivity

NYC

8 Tech Tools to Help Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Technology has completely changed the way that many companies approach their work, but are you taking advantage of all the resources that are available to you? Today’s tech tools can help your company with everything from sales and customer acquisition to productivity and …

Entrepreneur

10 Things You Should Incorporate Into a Business Continuity Plan

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

Having a continuity plan is always a good idea, not just in business. With cyber attacks becoming standard practice and companies shelling out big bucks for cybersecurity, being prepared for the worst case scenario never hurt anyone. We asked ten entrepreneurs what components …

Interviews

Palm Beach

Adam Steinhoff of Dedicated IT on the Importance of Over-Delivering

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Adam Steinhoff is the CEO of Dedicated IT, one of the fastest growing, most capable, full service technology companies in Florida. Their goal is to change the perspective that people have about IT companies and the people who work for them. Take a look…

Entrepreneur

7 Things to Consider Before Franchising Your Company

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Franchising your company is a big step for any entrepreneur. It means that success as come bountifully and you’re ready to bring your company to a large audience. However, without the right advice, you could end up in a lot worse spot than where…

Jobs

6 Ways to Get Comfortable Asking for What You Want

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s tough to ask for what you want — but if you never ask, you’ll never receive. As an entrepreneur, business builder and corporate ladder climber, I’ve had to get comfortable asking for what I want. It’s rarely given. The tough part is, as…

Digital nomad

Los Angeles

How Digital Entrepreneurs Approach Startup Life

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking “Should I build an office out of my garage, Apple or Hewlett-Packard style?”, read on. “The garage didn’t serve much purpose, except it was something for us to feel was our home,” Steve Wozniak told The Guardian, clarifying the real…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Phoenix

How to Embrace the Indispensable Skill of Saying No

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re a busy professional, I’m betting that at some point in your career, you’ll feel torn by the continuous push and pull of giving your time, energy, and resources to others and saving some of it to take care of yourself. Whether you…

Co-working Spaces

New York

Why I Made the Decision to Go from Home Office to Coworking Space

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

Coworking has exploded globally over the past two years. According to one study, there were over 835,000 people working out of coworking spaces last year. The number of coworking spaces alone is expected to jump from 11,300 in 2016 to 13,800 by the end…

Productivity

How to Get to the Core of Unproductive Meetings

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

The “no-meeting day” has recently become a phenomenon of sorts. The idea is to give employees an entire work day that their company, department or team has designated 100 percent meeting-free. Companies in the technology, healthcare and business sectors have been eager to …

Marketing

New York

How Companies Can Plant Roots in a Community

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Consumers don’t favor Whole Foods over Walmart for reasons relating to the chains’ respective sizes or ubiquity — it’s because only the former serves as a catalyst to community. The competitive difference between the homogenous corporate paradigm embodied by Walmart and …

Culture

How to Embed Accountability Into Your Company Culture

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

We all understand the importance of accountability in the business world. But like Mao Zedong so wisely observed, reading doesn’t quite prepare you to actually revolutionize your culture to incorporate accountability in a sustainable way. Here are some tools to equip you with …

Marketing

8 Reasons Why Your Next Campaign Needs Video

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Video is fast becoming the key to successful businesses. While you still need a print campaign, you have to incorporate video into your marketing plan or you will not capture as many sales. You also have to be diverse in how you use video…

Psychology

San Francisco

Investor Rejection Is Going to Happen. Here’s How to Deal With it.

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

You have done all of your homework, researched the investor you are pitching, properly prepared your financials, and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the unthinkable …

Funding

Maine

VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs, has selected a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students to receive funding and training. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product …